If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work ;we are in.
I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
Category: Common Sense
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met.
Everybody likes a compliment.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is the eternal struggle between these two principles -- right and wrong. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same spirit that says, ''You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it.''
What is conservatism? It is not adherence to the old and tried, but against the new and untried?
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.
What I do say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.
Category: Crime And Criminals